Aldo Leopold Nature Center

330 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 53716 Map · Phone number
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About Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Green is the new white! Whether you envision a simple outdoor ceremony or a grand reception, we have a unique, scenic and eco-friendly facility to meet your needs and celebrate with your guests! ALNC offers exciting one-of-a-kind experiences like custom shows in our Science on a Sphere and Immersion Theater, views of native Wisconsin habitats, and much more to make your special day unforgettable! Best of all, your wedding empowers Southern Wisconsin children to get outside, get dirty, and get in touch with nature, in both body and mind.


ALNC is currently booked from 4/18/20 through 11/7/20, but we are taking reservations through December 2021!

Want to make a further impact on our community? Check out our Green Wedding Guide on our website (https://aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org/your-event/weddings/)!

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30 Reviews for Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Tia Vaughn · Getting married on 04/24/2021

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    We just dropped off our deposit!

    I'll update this review once the wedding happens!

    Our experience at ALNC has been nothing but positive, transparent and easy. Duncan and the staff that we have contacted are great to work with and accommodating to my questions and requests as we are planning our wedding. ALNC has a lot of experience as a wedding venue and their professionalism shows.

    Sent on 12/28/2019
  • Emily

    Emily Mixon · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
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    Amazing space for indoor/outdoor nature-oriented wedding!

    The Aldo Leopald Nature Center was the perfect venue for our October 19, 2019 wedding. The location was beautiful, and the indoor/outdoor options made dealing with the weather non-stressful! The staff were extremely invested, flexible, and accommodating.

    We were able to have our wedding outdoors among perfect fall color, and our reception indoors while allowing the guests to mingle and mix between the nature trails, and the recently roofed-in patio/deck. There were also multiple rooms for photography projection (thanks to Duncan for making a great slide show!) and the 3D globe projection room was a big hit. The venue was well set up for a progression from outdoor ceremony to indoor/outdoor cocktail hour, to indoor dinner and dancing with options to hang out in lots of spaces. This allowed our 115 guests to ‘choose their own adventure’ which was phenomenal.

    The ALNC also helped cut down on our price and stress of wedding planning. They provided an amazing support staff (shout out to Duncan for answering all our questions with expediency and good cheer!), and also didn’t have any ‘gotchas’ with price. Chairs and tables were provided for a small additional fee (far less than rental!). We used an approved caterer from FoodFight and rented a few things (bar, patio heating tower, and clothes rack) from a la Crate Rentals. All in all it was a seamless collaboration in terms of food, bartending, and venue use.

    Most of all, we loved supporting ALNC with our wedding. The center sponsors preschools and field trip programs, as well as public education and outreach. We were really happy that our wedding money went towards these missions, and we plan to come back to the center for events and hikes in the years to come!

    Sent on 10/23/2019
  • Spencer

    Spencer Schoate · Married on 09/28/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect Venue for Perfect Day

    Choosing the location to is one of the most important and potentially one of the most difficult decisions you'll make with your partner when planning your wedding. If the unbelievable beauty of the prairie, the masterfully renovated building with the incredible chandelier, the secluded feeling the trees of this nature preserve, or how professional and helpful Duncan and his team are, aren't enough of a reason to make the decision to book this venue for your wedding, consider that the money you'll be spending goes directly back to the children of the community to help with the recently opened preschool and field trip programs. Not only will you have the PERFECT location for the most special day of your lives, you'll also be doing an act of goodness, so you'll feel good about your decision as well.

    I can't imagine having a wedding in any other location.

    Sent on 10/16/2019

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center Pricing

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Aldo Leopold Nature Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3450.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 4950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3450.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Campsite/Cabin
    Garden
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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